WHITE WATER RAFTING MAINE’S PENOBSCOT RIVER

There are two items that top any list of Maine’s most epic adventures: whitewater rafting the Penobscot River and climbing Mt Katahdin. You can do both the rafting and hiking from our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp steps from Baxter State Park on the Appalachian Trail. Read reviews of Penobscot rafting and Baxter State Park hiking below (with Mount Katahdin photo bombing ever present.) More info on Penobscot River Whitewater Rafting (and a must-see rafting video with drone footage of Maine’s wildest river.) Post your Penobscot River rafting photos on Instagram with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

I have to admit I was some what nervous about Class IV & V rapids however after Todd explained each one on the bus ride I felt a little more comforatable. Jayson was an amazing guide who knows how to have fun. He was professional and informative before each rapid...

Three years ago a group of work friends and I went to the Penobscot to go white water rafting. It was my first time ever going into white water and I was not sure what to expect. The second we hit exterminator I fell in love and have come back...

We (my family and our friends)booked the trip several months ago and were pleasantly surprised to get a lodge room, which were roomy and comfortable. The atmospere in the lodge was very relaxing and there was plenty to do for the kids, who want to go back!! This was our...

We had a great time rafting with Northern Outdoors however our trip didn't go exactly as planned. This was our second time rafting and we had heard that the Penobscot was the best in New England, so when it came time to book the river selection seemed obvious! Check in...

This was my first experience with white water rafting and Ted, our guide and his wife Julie, also a guide made the trip excellent. I was nervous to raft this river with class V rapids but they explained every rapid and gave excellent instruction so we knew exactly what to...

We had a great time rafting with Northern on the Penobscot. Greg, Luke, Chris, Alex, and Jason did a great job taking care of 23 junior high students and 10 adults. All of these guys were very professional and did a great job stressing safety and entertaining the trip in the...

We had been looking forward to our rafting trip with Northern Outdoors for months, and we weren't about to let the rain deter us from having a great weekend. Half of our group arrived around 11 pm and the other half around 1:30 am - it was DOWN POURING. Dave...

I had a great time on my rafting trip on the Kennebec! Northern Outdoors was a pleasant experience all around. The lodging accommodations were nice, even had AC! The food from the Pub was very good, especially the Lobster Mac and Cheese! The beer from the brewery was also exceptional! I...

I've lost count of how many times and how many years we have rafted the Penobscot with Northern. Northern Outdoors is by far THE BEST and I can't say enough about them. Everyone is awesome! What a great day on the river this past weekend - we saw lots of wildlife,...

Nick Menounos really captured the intensity and the beauty of the Penobscot River on his trip this past spring with Northern Outdoors. If you want to see what the river "feels" like from an "in-the-boat" perspective, through some of the biggest rapids and most dramatic scenery, watch this! WOW! Thanks Nick...

Well, this was the 7th time that my wife and I rafted with Northern Outdoors, and the 5th time that we rafted the Penobscot, and as usual, we had a blast! We had a crowd of 14 people (some return rafters, some newbies...

I want to take the time to thank Northern Outdoors and your staff. My family and I had a lot of fun and a great time. Your resort staff, guides, equipment, training, et. al., were just wonderful. My wife planned and scheduled the trip, and I reluctantly went along. But...

The Penobscot River is a true class 4-5 Maine whitewater rafting gem, and Northern Outdoors is well known for running this river as a classic top-to-bottom river trip.  The only interruption?  A welcomed grilled riverside lunch between the upper and lower sections of the Penobscot River.  (Not everyone runs the...

I just got back from the BEST TRIP ever thanks to you all at Northern Outdoors. My group of 12 friends came up to white water raft the Penobscot and we were ALL BLOWN AWAY with the trip. The management, organization, and staff were all BEYOND outstanding. You guys just...

This was my 4th time going on a rafting trip and from the second we got to Northern Outdoors to when we left in the evening, the experience was exceptional. On previous trips, the outfits often promise class 5 rapids and a lot of excitement but I had yet to...

A group of 9 of us went up to raft the Penobscot. Most of us were first timers but adventure seekers. Rod was our Guide and was fantastic. This trip blew all of our expectations through the roof. The staff was fantastic and the camping was great and quite. Very...